CLEARWATER – Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, an icon of Clearwater Beach for nearly four decades, has once again made history with its completion of a $20 million renovation.
The nine-story resort stands better than ever following an immense 20-month remodel. Highlights of the remodel include all new guest rooms, impressive interior upgrades, two new pools, a new restaurant, new spa, new fitness center and a newly opened Starbucks. This is the most extensive renovation in the hotel’s history.
“We are extremely proud of this massive renovation and believe it epitomizes the hotel’s legendary stature on Clearwater Beach,” said Carlos Sanchez, general manager. “Even more importantly, this transformation will greatly enhance the experience for all our valued guests.”
Included in the renovations are many new options for food and beverage at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa. One of the crown jewels of the additions is the Spotted Donkey, a Mexican cantina and tequila bar. The 162-seat restaurant serves a chef-inspired menu of fresh, made-from-scratch dishes. It also boasts an extensive tequila bar as well as a signature double barrel reposado tequila made exclusively for Spotted Donkey by Herradura.
Starbucks, which opened at Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa in August of 2016, is now the only full service Starbucks on Clearwater Beach. It serves approximately 350 guests per day.
The Hibiscus Spa, which opened last summer, is located on the lobby level of the hotel and provides a host of services for men and women including massage, facials, nails and hair services. The 2,500 square-foot spa has eight oversized treatment rooms, with some offering a Gulf view. It is the only resort spa on Clearwater Beach with a Vichy shower and that provides hair and airbrush makeup services.
A new state-of-the-art fitness center at Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa overlooks the neighboring Pier 60 Park and features a wide array of Life Fitness equipment for cardio, flexibility and strength training.